Tours and Attractions in Atlas Mountains

Tours and Attractions in Atlas Mountains

Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco have a lot in common: the Roman heritage, the blend of Mediterranean lifestyle and Islamic tradition, delicious cuisine and luxurious hotels. But most of all, these three North-African countries share the magnificent Atlas Mountains. Situated in the north-western extremity of the African continent, the Atlas represent one of the major mountain ranges in Africa. Due to their proximity to Europe, the mountains have been inspiring legends, stories and adventurous i... [ read more ]

Wildest Adventure Travel Destinations in Africa

Wildest Adventure Travel Destinations in Africa

In the world of adventure traveling, Africa is some kind of gigantic mecca. This huge and mysterious land has attracted generations of explorers and even though today one can enjoy the benefits of mobile phones and GPS devices, an African adventure is by no means a risk free experience. But that’s exactly the right amount of mystery and adrenaline, otherwise it wouldn’t be called an adventure tour, isn’t it? The vast savannas, deserts and rain forest with their diverse wildlife can all ac... [ read more ]

Volunteer’s Guide to Africa

Volunteer’s Guide to Africa

In terms of volunteering, Africa represents the ultimate challenge. AIDS, famine and civil violence continue to ravage this continent so there are many organizations and individuals who are willing to offer their help in reducing mortality rate and poverty. Many college students and young professionals around the world decide to opt for an African volunteering stage. This gap year in Africa will often turn into a life altering experience: not only are they facing a totally different reality, bu... [ read more ]

How to Travel Cheap in Africa

How to Travel Cheap in Africa

I must confess that a topic like how to travel cheap in Africa comes with some real challenges. First off all, because, despite all the 3rd world countries and the high inflation, Africa is not a cheap place to travel. The main cause behind this is represented by the great distances and the absence of low cost operators. Also, the most common way of traveling for people on a low budget – which is backpacking - becomes more difficult on a continent with vast wilderness areas and where the polit... [ read more ]

Popular Music Festivals in Africa

Popular Music Festivals in Africa

Since scientific proofs indicate the African continent to be the origin of human race, it’s easy to presume that music was born here as well. Actually, it’s hard to imagine any popular musical genre today that hasn’t been influence by the irresistible African rhythms. Paradoxically, Africa is not particularly famous for its festivals: you won’t find any Woodstock, Glastonbury or Love Parade around here. But those interesting in less popular and more revelatory musical genres will act... [ read more ]

Coolest Volcanoes in Africa

Coolest Volcanoes in Africa

Africa is known for its deserts, endless savannas and rainforests. But less attention is given to its volcanoes, which are among the highest and most interesting in the world. The fact that Africa doesn’t have the mountain ranges of Asia or the Americas make its isolated volcanoes become really unique. Although volcanic activity and even features like hot springs and geysers can be encountered across the African continent, they are far from being the norm here. This is one of the reasons why ... [ read more ]

Eco Travel in South Africa

Eco Travel in South Africa

Due to its incredible nature, South Africa has been listed as one of the top five tourist destinations in terms of biodiversity. The number of animals and plants that one can admire in South Africa’s game reserves is hard to imagine: practically, this blessed country has them all, from elephants to penguins. As a favorite wildlife safari destination, South Africa is a leader on the African market in what concerns eco-tourism. In the recent years, sustainable tourism exploded, so now you can c... [ read more ]

Top Natural Wonders in Botswana

Top Natural Wonders in Botswana

Neighboring South Africa, Namiba and Zimbabwe (among others) Botswana is situated in an area of Africa that was once very appreciated for its game. However, the country’s game has now become a tourist attraction, as a significant part of the country’s territory is represented by protected areas. Botswana is home to some unique natural features, like the Okavango Delta and the Kalahari Desert, which is also the reason why Botswana is among the top wildlife safari destinations in Africa. This ... [ read more ]